Sr Program Manager, Operational Excellence


Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3T 5Y3


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.




Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking a Sr Program Manager for our Operational Excellence department in Winnipeg. The select candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree, have experience in Lead fundamentals, concepts and facilitation, 5-7 years of experience leading, creating and implementing Continuous Improvement of Operational Excellence programs and certification in Lean or Lean Sigma Blackbelt or equivalent. Must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate a team and excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to present, influence and collaborate at the leadership level. In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation.




Emergent BioSolutions is dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life.

As a global specialty pharmaceutical company, Emergent offers specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats.


We value the diversity that each employee brings, and while we look for people who share our Core Values, we thrive on difference as well. With hundreds of talented employees working around the globe, Emergent is a growing organization with a wide variety of scientific, technical and professional career opportunities worldwide.




The Senior Program Manager, Operational Excellence, is responsible for the oversight and direction of the site Operational Excellence program in consultation with senior leaders and the Senior Director, Corporate Operational Excellence. The incumbent will lead the OE team in the deployment of operational excellence tools and support the building of an operational excellence culture. The incumbent is also responsible to provide support to other OE leads and acts as a member of the OE leadership team under the Senior Director, Corporate OE.





  • This position manages complex, strategic cross-functional projects, delivering operational excellence across the global organization
  • Lead processes for selecting, scoping, prioritizing and executing projects to deliver business objectives and improvements
  • Serves in a project management role for the application of continuous improvement methodologies
  • Assist with the management and prioritization of organizational deliverables related to Lean and Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Plan and drive the execution of various transformation programs and projects targeted towards harmonizing & simplifying the business's performance
  • Facilitates OE training programs, Kaizen events and other enterprise-wide OE initiatives
  • Provides development and execution leadership, from start to completion, of Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Works collaboratively with functional area management to fully implement and assure sustaining mechanisms are in place



  • Provide leadership / mentoring / training to all levels of the organization on the practical application of Lean Six Sigma methodologies, strategy deployment and project management/governance process
  • Works with department leaders for the deployment of roadmap strategies to ensure sustainable compliance and continuous improvement processes over time
  • Leads committees and teams for the design of Operational Excellence training programs
  • Oversees brand and communication management of the company’s OE program
  • Benchmarks industry practices and external expertise to identify future organizational opportunities
  • Provide OE technical, cultural, transformation and OE change management consultation, coaching, mentoring and development to OE staff.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.



  • Attainment of a university degree from a recognized university or an equivalent level of education, experience, and skills.
  • 5 years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and negotiate solutions in a fast-paced matrix
    environment, interacting with various levels of the organization


    • Strong quality orientation with extensive knowledge of cGMP’s, regulatory guidelines and validation practices Bachelor's degree and experience in Lean fundamentals, concepts and facilitation.
    • 5-7+ years of experience leading, creating and implementing Continuous Improvement or Operational Excellence programs, in large multi-function sites or in a corporate environment
    • Lean or Lean Sigma Blackbelt certification or equivalent
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to facilitate a team to defined outcomes in a timely manner
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to present, influence and collaborate at leadership level
    • Ability to coach and provide feedback
    • Knowledge in project management with focus on ability to plan and execute
    • Results oriented problem solver with a strong analytical mind set


  • Ability to promote “Lean Thinking” and influence others across all facets of the organization Comprehensive knowledge of a particular technological field.
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Has broad knowledge of various technical alternatives and their potential impact on the business.


Interested? Please visit www.emergentbiosolutions.com under the career section to apply today!



As part of our team, you'll join talented and inspiring colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. We offer highly diverse career opportunities, a supportive culture, competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and an extensive benefits package. Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.